No Main Competition
Nizami Film Center
Elpis is a poetic essay film about the effects of the Iran–Iraq War and its trauma and psychological impact. It is narrated through the voice of a woman writing a book. It embraces many subjects, such as war, diaspora, immigration, love and alienation, using sensory and experiential techniques. The film showcases lavish ethereal landscapes and nature, in Estonia, Latvia, Ireland and Germany. Iraqi-German writer and artist Claudia Basrawi narrates, fitting the film perfectly to the subject matter it explores.